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Matt McLain
Teacher educator, design and technology geek and working towards PhD by Publication in D&T signature pedagogies. FHEA & FRSA. Opinions are my own.
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Matt McLain Nov 25
Fascinating webinar from the RSA and Prof Kate Raworth - When the Doughnut meets the city | RSA Events
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Dr Alison Hardy Nov 9
We've sold out of tickets now for the webinar but there is a waiting list. We could always run it in 2021 couldn't we Matt & Sarah?
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Sarah Davies Nov 15
Check out Key pedagogies in design and technology via chapter in ‘Learning to Teach Design and Technology in the Secondary School’
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Matt McLain Nov 9
I'm excited to be working with our primary postgraduate student teachers, this afternoon, focusing on Design & Technology at Key Stage 1 and 2
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Dr Alison Hardy Nov 9
Great intro for sudent D&T teachers to lesson plannI got. 1st video in our series for student teachers. Next week it’s talking about key D&T pedagogies
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Dr Alison Hardy Nov 6
Can’t wait to have this conversation! I love talking with & about D&T (we do also talk about other stuff!)
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Matt McLain Nov 8
new video on ‘Lesson Planning for D&T’ has been released this morning at . This is the first of three videos leading up to the ‘A Conversation About Teaching D&T’ webinar with , and I on 1st December.
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Matt McLain Nov 4
Learning to use Adobe Spark this afternoon with
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Tony Ryan Oct 27
Not apologising for resharing. A great reaction so far but we must keep pushing.
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Tony Ryan Nov 3
Over 1,000 signatures last week, we are now pushing for a further 1,000 and need just over 700 more. Every teacher involved with D&T should sign, It takes less than a minute of your time. Please act now, sign the petition, .
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Matt McLain Nov 2
and , members of the D&T ITE community, including and , have just sent you a letter calling for action in response to the withdrawal of the D&T teacher training bursary.
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Matt McLain Nov 2
Representatives of the D&T ITE community have just sent a letter to the Secretary of State for Education expressing our concerns about the removal of the bursary for D&T teacher training in 2021/22. See
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Lboro Design Oct 27
Are you applying for 2021 study and looking for portfolio advice? This handy guide has been prepared by our own academics on how to produce a high-impact Design portfolio 📝 View and download 👉
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Matt McLain Oct 24
Replying to @hardy_alison
I’m blaming the spelling on COVID-19!?!
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Matt McLain Oct 24
Replying to @hardy_alison
Nice!
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Matt McLain Oct 24
Replying to @hardy_alison
We’ll worked out! Yes, I mentioned it to them yesterday. Nice to know that they’ve picked up the message.
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Matt McLain Oct 24
Replying to @hardy_alison
That’s on my to do list for Monday - the ‘press releases’ are ready to go!
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RSA Academies Oct 23
This summer’s grades and exams fiasco has brought into sharp focus the question of what exams are for. It’s time to ask whether they benefit young people?
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Matt McLain Oct 23
Replying to @hardy_alison
Wow! That's good.
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Design & Technology Association Oct 13
Statement on the DfE’s decision announced today to drop all bursaries for D&T ITE to “concentrate on the core academic subjects that make up the EBacc”.
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